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Additional years of Australian Rural Clinical School undergraduate training is associated with rural practice

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Forster, Lesley; Assareh, Hassan; Watts, Lisa D; McLachlan, Craig S
  • Journal Name: BMC Medical Education
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14726920
  • Country: Australia

To understand the influence of the number of years spent at an Australian rural clinical school (RCS) on graduate current , preferred current and intended location for rural workforce practice.

Increasing the length of time beyond a year at an Australian RCS campus for undergraduate medical students is associated with current work location, preferred current work location and intended work location in a rural area. Spending three years in a RCS significantly increases the likelihood of rural career intentions of non-rural students.

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